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Household Waste Kerbside Recycling

Campaign Launch

This campaign began in October 2003, introducing residents of Mull, Iona, Islay and Jura to a new recycling scheme for paper and cardboard. The campaign has continued as the scheme has been expanded across the Argyll area.

Residents were introduced to the scheme through leaflets, which gave them the opportunity to opt into the scheme. Stickers were also applied to Council vans. You may recognise this sticker:
  Van Sticker
Current Scheme Information

Currently 27,300 households in Argyll & Bute have been provided with a blue bin for recycling paper and cardboard, as detailed below:
  • Cardboard
  • Computer paper
  • Contents of unwanted mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Writing paper

Argyll & Bute Council in partnership with Shanks Argyll & Bute Ltd provide a collection service for hazardous household wastes, such as medicines, pesticides, insecticides, paints and other household chemicals. Please call the relevant number below to arrange a collection.

Cowal: 01369 708 600
Helensburgh & Lomond: 01436 658877
Islay & Jura: 01586 552366
Kintyre: 01586 552366
Mid Argyll: 01546 604666
Mull & Tiree: 01688 302051
Oban, Lorn & the Isles: 01631 562125

If you have waste and are unsure if it is hazardous household waste, please call 01546 604 648 or 01546 604648.

As mentioned, part of the campaign involves the delivery of leaflets, which provide further details of the schemes. The leaflets aims to answer questions like 'WHO should recycle?', 'WHAT can I recycle?' ,'WHY should I recycle?' and 'WHEN can I recycle?

To view a leaflet, please use the drop down menu on the right.

If you need another leaflet containing calendar dates for when your bins are collected, or if you want to know more about the scheme, please contact Argyll & Bute Council's recycling helplines as follows:

Helensburgh & Lomond: 01436 658 877
Islay: 01496 301 301
Mid Argyll: 01546 604 666 / 01546 604 636
Mull: 01688 302 051

Recent Campaign Phase

In September 2005, Lorn and Cowal were introduced to the blue bin scheme. You may remember receiving one of these leaflets asking you to opt into the scheme:
Recycle Helpline
Recycling Helpline
Helensburgh & Lomond: 01436 658 877
01496 301 301
Mid Argyll:
01546 604 666
01546 604 636
01688 302 051
Campaign Leaflet
To view a leaflet please select one from the list below.
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To view the Bute Kerbside Recycling Campaign, click here.

Lorn flyer   Cowal flyer  

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